Butterflies No Longer Live Here

Author(s): Fernando Hurtado
Addressing the hate, indifference and prejudice of the Nazi regime, the production highlights the inhumanity and the suffering that took place within the Theresienstadt ghetto, where more than 155,000 Jews were incarcerated between 1941 and 1945. Of that figure, 35,440 perished inside the ghetto, and 88,000 were deported and murdered in extermination camps.
Format: Drama

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Performed in Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala. U.S. premiere, performed in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, North Miami Beach, April 14 and 15, 2015.
Original Source Material: Based on I Never Saw Another Butterfly, which is a collection of works of art and poetry by Jewish children who lived in Theresienstadt. The book is named after The Last Butterfly, a poem by Pavel Friedmann, who was incarcerated in Theresienstadt and later died in Auschwitz.
Nationality of Author: Spanish
Original Language: English

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